Definition of for show
1 : intended to be seen but not used or bought We're not supposed to eat the fruit on the table. It's just for show.
2 : done in order to make others like or approve of one He says he enjoys classical music, but it's only for show.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cause or permit to be seen : exhibit
: to offer for sale
: to present as a public spectacle : perform
: a demonstrative display
: outward appearance
: a false semblance : pretense
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